Tiffin is looking to curb its aesthetic enthusiasm with a little help from a new volunteer landscaping program.
"Anyone can participate and the flowers and mulch will be provided," Tiffin City Administrator Deb Reamer said.
People may pick up to 10 designated areas to mulch, plant and take care of the final product.
The volunteer program, suggested by the Tiffin Shade Tree Commission, states "the selected area needs to be clean, mulched, trimmed and weed free" and
volunteers can be "landscaping companies, corporate offices, small businesses and helpful citizens."
Areas needing attention vary from small to large and are available from Frost Parkway to SR 224.
The smaller sections are the city entrances, near the north and south of Tiffin; there are flower beds that can be tended to across from United Way and Paper and Ink; and larger sections are by the Frost Parkway Korean War Memorial and Rotary Park.
"Everyone who can participate will make the city look good," said Councilman Brian Bilger, who is on the Shade Tree Commission.
Flowers and mulch are available at City Hall and are to be planted between May 15 and June 3.
Volunteers will have their name or the name of the business on a sign in their chosen designated area.
Volunteers are to fill out a release and a sign-up form, indicating whether they would like a small, medium or large area to work on. Forms are available at City Hall.
"This is a positive way to showcase our city," Reamer said.